new reading

July 5, 2018

For once, I’ve read a couple of books in a timely manner, i.e. when they are new and not years later. Hurrah!

I blurbed Witchmark by C.L. Polk because reading it made me happy, and I’ve really needed some happy reads lately. It’s a little bit steampunk, a little bit urban fantasy, an alternate Edwardian setting with magic and weirdness and likable characters and a sweet romance.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. Stand-alone fantasy in the same vein as Uprooted, which was wonderful. Fairy tale inspired and quite complex. Not as personable as Uprooted — quite a bit sadder in some ways, in fact. There was a point where I wasn’t sure anyone was going to get a happy ending.

And I think Becky Chambers has a new one in her series out this month? I still need to get that one.

Wild Cards: Low Chicago is out now. I don’t have a story in this one, but I’ll be getting a copy soon because I simply must!

And in just two weeks now:  The Wild Dead will be out. Commence nail biting.

 

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One Response to “new reading”

  1. Larisa Says:

    Read Witchmark based on your recommendation. Loved it. A completely different debut that I loved as much for different reasons is Trail of Lightening by Rebecca Roanhorse.
    If there was ever a year that needed three stunning debut novels with magic, it’s this year.


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